Bennett and Nash are well-respected niche marketers, both having played formative roles in defining and building the field of gay and lesbian marketing. Regularly cited in stories by both the gay and mainstream press, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Advertising Age and Brandweek, among others. They also appear as featured speakers and panelists for numerous niche marketing events and conferences.
The metaphoric—if not literal—“straight man” of the dynamic Focus Group duo, Tim Bennett infuses the program with a touch of cynicism and a keen, dry wit. A long-time business and marketing insider, Tim spent 15 years creating groundbreaking marketing programs that began a wave of gay marketing among major American businesses, forever changing the way corporate leaders viewed the gay market and, ultimately, gay Americans. Tim’s marketing and sponsorship programs have been widely recognized in the media, and Tim has appeared in interviews on CNBC and CNN, and has been frequently quoted in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Philadelphia Business Journal, BrandWeek, Advertising Age, and Automotive News.
An inveterate raconteur, John Nash is fulfilling his destiny on the airwaves of Sirius XM, where no one—especially not childhood friend Tim Bennett—can turn the spigot off his freewheeling and wide-ranging chat. John’s rise to radio came after two decades as an advertising maven, having helped pioneer the field of gay and lesbian marketing through his partnership at two ad agencies which worked with Subaru of America, Chase Mortgage and numerous other corporations in creating the genre. Regularly cited in stories by both the gay and mainstream press, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Advertising Age and BrandWeek, among others, John also has appeared as a featured speaker and panelist for numerous niche marketing events and conferences.